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Plotinus was a major Hellenistic philosopher who lived in Roman Egypt. In his philosophy, described in the Enneads, there are three principles: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul. His teacher was Ammonius Saccas, who was of the Platonic tradition. Historians of the 19th century invented the term neoplatonism and applied it to Plotinus and his philosophy, which was influential during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Much of the biographical information... Read More

Bornc. 204/5
Lycopolis, Egypt, Roman Empire
Died270 (aged 64–65)
Campania, Roman Empire
EraAncient philosophy
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